Our focus at this time of the year (Feb-March) is in accessing outcomes that come with the rain and so its lots of revisits to our monitoring sites throughout the region and you will see the DCQ vehicles out and about.
This year, with the rain being so widespread and with follow-up rain occurring regularly, changes are happening very quickly. At one of our main spring recovery sites we now have over 72% of the rubber vine removed thanks to the hard work of our DCQ field team and landholders, and we now have 109 species recorded at the spring sites of which 4 are conservation listed species and two more species have been found that are undergoing further study to determine whether they represent previously un-described species.
In addition to this new records have been submitted expanding the range of some species. This is a great outcome for conservation but again demonstrates that conservation and production can co-exist.